NIST publishes draft cloud computing security document for comment
Public comment period runs until July 12th, 2013.
Cloud governance: five questions boards need to ask
ISACA has issued new guidance outlining key questions for boards of directors to ask to ensure their enterprise’s cloud initiative is in line with business objectives and the organization’s risk tolerance.
Cloud disaster recovery guidance available
Databarracks and NCC have published ‘Guidelines for Disaster Recovery in the Cloud.’
Cloud Security Alliance warns of ‘the notorious nine’ cloud computing top threats
Organizations must make educated risk management decisions regarding cloud adoption strategies
‘The double-edged sword of Cloud computing in Critical Information Infrastructure Protection’
A new report from ENISA.
Data protection worries still hold back cloud deployments
Fear of governments snooping deters companies from using the cloud.
Imperva report examines the risks of third-party code and APIs for cloud deployments
‘Lessons Learned from the Yahoo! Hack.’
Phoenix launches Cloud-to-Cloud Backup service
Phoenix has announced the launch of a new Cloud-to-Cloud Backup service, initially targeted at Salesforce.com’s cloud customers.
Cloud computing trends examined
Ovum publishes three reports looking at cloud computing.
Survey looks at cloud storage attitudes and experiences
In the event of a disaster, 80 percent of current cloud storage users can recover data in less than 24 hours.
Cloud perceptions surveyed
Cloud security fears are still widespread.
CIOs failing to conduct cloud computing risk assessments
Over half of chief information officers fail to test cloud vendors’ security systems and procedures: Protiviti survey.
There’s a hole in many business continuity strategies: cloud application backup
SaaS/cloud-based application data incorporated into the corporate backup infrastructure in only 22 percent of enterprises, according to survey.
Unreliable public network infrastructure impacts UK businesses
Research finds that 84 percent of UK businesses have experienced unplanned connectivity outages in the last 12 months; impacting cloud adoption.
Asigra launches enterprise-class cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery solution
Anytime/anywhere data recovery across physical, virtual, endpoint and cloud environments.
Patriot Act not a cloud computing threat: IDC
Cloud customers need to ignore Patriot Act scare stories…
Secure migration to the cloud
Transborder legal requirements and disaster recovery plans are among the key considerations of new guidance.
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Choosing a cloud backup service
The top five things to consider. By Greg Onoprijenko.
‘Seeding and feeding’ for hybrid cloud backup
Tips for using seeding and feeding to reduce the bandwidth costs associated with hybrid cloud backup.
Managing the risks associated with cloud computing
Using a cloud service means moving from a ‘hands on’ management model to one of indirect governance. How can an organization use an indirect governance to assure trust in the service provided?
The pros and cons of cloud storage
A checklist to help organizations examine the cloud storage market.
How to address the challenge of recovering hybrid environments
Advice from SunGard Availability Services.
Doyenz: the risks of using the cloud for business continuity come home to roost
The cloud undoubtedly brings many advantages as a business continuity or disaster recovery strategy; but supplier risk must be properly considered before entering into any contract.
Adopting cloud in your backup strategy
It makes sense, but you need to do your homework first says Sasha Malic.
Cloud computing’s deadly sin…
Moving to the cloud may outsource the provision of the IT service, but it does not outsource the organization’s responsibilities.
Developing an effective resiliency capability within a cloud design
This white paper discusses important considerations for effective resiliency program management within a cloud design.
Choosing a cloud backup and disaster recovery solution: ten questions to ask
Tips from Cloud Nation.
Cloud data trends for 2012
2011 was a year of adoption, where many companies started to enjoy the economies of scale, security and ease-of-use of the cloud in managing their growing data needs. Clearly, 2012 promises even greater cloud adoption. With that in mind, here are seven predictions from TwinStrata for hot trends to watch for in the cloud data space.
How to get your board to approve your cloud plans
It seems that board-level executives are not as keen as their IT professionals on the adoption of cloud computing according to no less than three new reports.
Using cloud computing? Re-orientate your thinking about security
Key to the cloud is that the user organization is not responsible for anything below the level of its own data; but if senior management needs controls in place, how can they balance both sides of the equation if audit is not possible?
The need for the introduction of a new layer of security to lock down public and private clouds
It is becoming apparent that a new security mechanism should be added to existing network layer protocols, such as IP, to provide for a more resilient, manageable and scalable trust environment. By Ben Maas, DCIG.
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